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, 49, of Salem passed away peacefully Sunday evening, December 2, 2012 at the home of her mother in Cambridge, N.Y. with her family by her side following a lengthy illness.
Born July 3, 1963 in Newport, Vt., she was the daughter of Frances Bevency Errion of Cambridge and the late Gerald Errion. Paula and her family lived in western New York for a brief time and settled in Cambridge where she graduated from Cambridge Central School. She was the first female soccer player to play the sport. She then attended Plymouth State College in Plymouth, N.H. where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with the highest honors earning a degree in Medieval History. Paula would cook for a local inn while attending college to pay for her education which she did and was very proud to have accomplished it.
Paula worked at the Equinox Hotel in Manchester, Vt. and then for a landscaping company. Paula was the owner and operator of the Village Fair Restaurant in Manchester for 15 years until she established the West Village Market in Cambridge which she operated for the last six years until her illness forced her to stop working.
Paula and her husband, Richard, resided in Salem with many cherished animals. She had a love for animals and loved to ride her horse. She would help stray animals by feeding and caring for them. Paula also had a love for gardening. She had beautiful flower gardens on her property and also maintained a vegetable garden each year. Paula and her father-in-law had rebuilt a World War II Observation plane and enjoyed flying throughout the area. Paula recently began and enjoyed canvas painting.
In addition to her father, Paula was also predeceased by an aunt, Anne Walter and two uncles, Frederick Bevency and James Erwin.
Paula is survived by her beloved husband of 20 years, Richard M. Sweeney Jr. who she married July 25, 1992; her mother, Frances E. Errion of Cambridge; three sisters, Kelly (Scott) Errion Funk of Richmond, Vt., Amy (Tom) Errion Trautwein of Cambridge, N.Y. and Emily (Jim) Errion Paqua of Shaftsbury, Vt. She is also survived by her aunts, Mary Bevency of Peoria, Ill., Margaret Erwin of Derby, Vt. and Louise Bulach of Peoria, Ill; her cousins, Lisa Erwin Davidson, Eric Erwin, Lori McCoy, Kevin Walter, Scott Walter, Fred Bevency and Chris McIntyre; her father and mother-in-law, Richard and Julia Sweeney of Cambridge, N.Y.; and her brother-in-law, James Sweeney of Cambridge, N.Y.
The family will have a celebration of Paula's life in the spring of 2013.
Paula was very grateful for the care given to her by the Washington County Hospice and the Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad when it was needed.
Those who wish to remember Paula in a special way may make memorial contributions in her memory to the Washington County Hospice, 415 Lower Main St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839 or the Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad, 37 Gilbert St., Cambridge, NY 12816 or to an Animal Rescue Organization of one's choice.
Sweeney, Paula Errion, 49, passed away peacefully, Sunday, December 2, 2012. Paula will be remembered for her generosity, her wonderful smile and quick wit, and her bountiful food. She was greatly loved by her family, friends, and customers. Her life will be celebrated at a gathering in the spring.
, age 94, slipped peacefully in the arms of her beloved Lord Jesus on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. She leaves behind the love of her life, Robert James Hammond. They celebrated 71 years of marriage on September 7, 2012. Together they traveled the world and raised their family in many countries. Carolyn (Bruce) Young of Corning, NY; Robert James (Jan) Hammond, Jr. of Laytonsville, MD; and Elizabeth Dale (Bert) Dollahite of San Jose, CA remember their mother with fondness and laughter. Together Betty and Bob enjoyed 8 grandchildren: James (Amy) Perry, David (Danielle) Perry, Tom (Kim) Perry, Robin(Chuck) Lerner, Mary (David) Macklin, Andy (Stephanie) Dollahite, Jon (Ashley) Dollahite, and Josh (Desiree) Dollahite. She was "GiGi" to AJ, Jake, Zach, Matt, Abby, Sam, Owen, Livia, August, Alexandra, Maggie, Annaliese, and Titus. A celebration of her life will occur later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, the family would be honored by donations given to the Salvation Army Citadel, 32 Denison Parkway East, Corning, NY 14830, or to CareFirst, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Vaya con Dios, my darling.
, Passed away suddenly at home on Monday, January 28, 2013, at the age of 96. Cherished husband of Joyce Penfold and loving father of Irene (Larry), Raymond (Olive), and Paulette. Dear step-father of Janet (Denis), Joan (Andre) and Bill. Jack will also be sadly missed by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, along with his sister Mary, brother Andrew, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and numerous friends. Honouring his wishes, cremation will take place. The service will be held at a later date. As a tribute to his memory, donations made to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.
, 85, of Lyndonville, and formerly of East St. Johnsbury, died Thursday evening, January 31, 2013 at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury with his loving family by his side. For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.
- VENICE, Fla. - William "Bill" Towle, D.M.D., 89, of Venice, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. He was born in Richford, Vt., on June 21, 1923, the son of William Clare and Ruth (Haughey) Towle. Dr. Towle was a 1941 graduate of Richford High School. He entered the U.S. Army Air Corps (330th Bomb Unit) in July 1941, and served in the United States, North Africa and Italy during World War II, before leaving active duty in July 1945. He later served in the U.S. Army Dental Corps Reserve from 1952-1957. After leaving active service in 1945, Dr. Towle attended the University of Vermont and then attended and graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Mass., in 1952. He served in the Vermont National Guard, 43rd Division in 1948, while at UVM. He was a life member of the Vermont State Dental Society and the American Dental Association, and for many years he was an active member of the Richford Lions Club and American Legion Post No. 12 (Richford) and No. 113 (Rotonda.) He married Anne Carpenter of Newport on Sept. 1, 1952, and practiced general dentistry in Richford for 35 years. He also volunteered at the North Country Hospital in Newport, and Englewood Hospital in Englewood, Fla.. Dr. Towle is survived by his wife, Anne; three children, daughter, Mary Katherine "Kathy" Towle of Atlanta, Ga.; son, Michael (Holley) Towle and grandson, Andrew Towle, of Hendersonville, Tenn.; and daughter, Elizabeth Anne "Betsy" (Jay) Brightman and grandchildren, Andy Brightman, Samantha Brightman and Emma Brightman, of North Wales, Pa.; two sisters, Betty Ohno of Saugerties N.Y., and Susan Duncan of Burlington; brother-in-law, William Carpenter of Burlington; and numerous nieces and nephews. Dr. Towle was predeceased by a son, Andrew Towle in March 1975. Dr. Towle loved Vermont and all of the wonderful things offered there, most specifically skiing (Jay Peak and Mont Sutton, Quebec), golf (Richford, Newport and Rotonda Country Clubs), and the family's camp on Lake Memphremagog in Newport. He also was a devoted Boston Red Sox fan. He was a beloved patriarch, and fixture in Richford and Newport during the many years he practiced dentistry and summered at Lake Memphremagog. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Grove City, Fla. Burial will be held in Vermont at a later date. Farley Funeral Home in Venice, Fla., is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Dr. Towle to Autism Speaks, 216 Haddon Ave., Suite 403, Westmont, NJ 08108; or to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515.
, 59, of Newport, VT passed away February 9, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Orleans, VT on April 22, 1953 a son of Marjorie (Meehan) and the late Clifton Abbott, Jr. He entered the United States Army and was 10 years in active duty. He was employed by Michael Moore as a logger. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 798 and Disabled American Veterans Association. Jerry loved hunting and fishing and going to Barton Fair especially to watch the demolition derby. He also liked to watch football and shows on logging and history. Jerry was a very devoted Christian and he had read the Bible 4 times cover to cover. He is survived by his children: Chad Abbott and his wife Billie-Jo of Brownington, VT, and J.D. Abbott and his girlfriend Kate Shatney of Newport, VT, by his mother Marjorie Brault and her husband Al of Newport, VT, by his grandchildren: Nathaniel Mason, Bethanie Abbott, Addison Abbott, Sadie and Kalli Abbott, by his brother Greg Abbott and friend Pauline Arnold of Newport, VT, and by his sisters: Wanda Abbbott and her friend Blaine Wright of Derby, VT, and Julie Ann Perry of Newport, VT and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister Penny Powers and by his father Clifton Abbott, Jr. . Friends may call on Sunday February 17, 2013 from 5-7 P.M. at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road, Newport, VT, where funeral services will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Monday February 18, 2013 with the Rev. Laurence Wall officiating. Spring interment in Brownington Center Cemetery. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, c/o Winston Dowland, Whittier Road, Derby Line, VT 05830.
, age 82, of Hugo, Minnesota, formerly of Vermont, died on February 25, 2013 after a long illness. Floyd was preceded in death by his first wife, Maggie; infant son, Robert Floyd and grandson, Michael Williams. He is survived by wife, Karen; children, Donna Sherlaw, Bob (Joyce), Richard (Helen), Ronald (Angie) Williams, and Sharon Erkenbrack; brother, Philip Sherlaw; sister-in-law, Kitty Crowe; thirteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 1, 2013 at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
- BURLINGTON - Jay David Lyon Jr., 71, of Burlington, died on March 13, 2013, at his home. He was born in Newport on Aug. 9, 1941, the son of the late Jay Lyon Sr. and Luva Gilman Bugbee, and brother of the late Kendrick Earl Lyon. Jay is survived by his three sisters, Joyce Raposa of Fall River, Mass., Sally Austin and husband, Donald, of North Troy, and Cora Marandola of Newport; brother, Howard Lyon and wife, Norma, of Binghamton, N.Y.; aunts, Frances Phillips and Jean Gilman; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is also survived by friends, Alex Loring and April Wilber. A memorial service, officiated by the the Rev. Mike Kriesel, will be held on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Ready Funeral & Cremation Service South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington.
64, of Manchester, beloved wife of George C. Domina, died unexpectedly Tuesday April 2, 2013. She was born July 22, 1948 in Newport, VT., daughter of the late Harry & Ruth (Mackley) Sargent and had lived in Vermont before moving to Manchester in 1971. Shirley enjoyed cooking and her afternoon outings with her close friend Carol. In addition to her loving husband she is survived by two daughters, Lori A. Domina of Bloomfield, Cheryl L. Stout also of Bloomfield and her companion David M. Daigle of Manchester. Shirley is also survived by her sister, Betty Sargent of Lyndonville, VT. and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Harry Sargent Jr. and sister Linda Carroll. Calling hours and visitation will be held Tuesday April 9, 2013 from 5-7 PM at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester. Funeral services and burial will be private in the Newport Center Cemetery, Newport, VT. Memorial donations may be made to the Pulmonary Hypertension Assoc., 801 Roeder Rd., Suite 1000, Silver Springs, MD. 20910 or to the American Heart Assoc. P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA. 02241-7005.
, age 60, of Chillicothe died on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at his home. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Chillicothe First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ted Mitchell will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home. Burial will take place following the cremation. Bill was born on Jan. 31, 1953, in a town located in the valley of the Green Mountains of Vermont, called Northfield. He married Joyce M. Reimer on May 21, 1977, in Chillicothe. She preceded him in death on April 8, 2008. Bill worked for various companies as a mechanical technician including Caterpillar Tractor Company in Mossville. He was a member of the Chillicothe First United Methodist Church in Chillicothe. Bill volunteered his time with Meals on Wheels at Pearce Community Center in Chillicothe. Bill was involved in Scouting throughout his life and earned the highest rank in Boy Scouting, Eagle Scout, and he also was the Scout Master of Troop 53 in Rome. He is survived by his two sons, Christopher (Molly) DuBois of Washington and Brian (Katie) DuBois of Washington; and two grandchildren, Charlotte and Evan. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Joyce. Memorials may be made to CEC Library or to Chillicothe Scouts.
DELMAR Gail D. Ames, a former longtime resident of Newport, Vermont, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Delmar on April 8, 2013. Those close to her had witnessed her courageous battle with cancer and had been encouraged by her strength and positive medical results. Indeed, life's mysteries and our limitation for comprehending them have only added to the confusion and grief that her passing has meant to her family and friends. Gail was born in Hanover, New Hampshire on September 23, 1945, the daughter of the late Olive (Jenne) and the late Edward S. Doubleday, also longtime residents of Newport, Vermont. Gail graduated from Newport High School in June 1963. Gail attended the University of Vermont from 1963 through 1966 and earned her Bachelor of Education degree from Lyndon State College in May, 1978. She taught kindergarten at Sacred Heart Elementary School in Newport, Vermont for many years and recently served as a Director of Elementary School Programs at the Bethlehem (NY) YMCA, a position that provided the greatest joy and satisfaction to her until declining health and medical treatment forced her to retire in September, 2011. Her love for children of all ages and her consistent devotion to their education and nurturing were constant sources of personal enjoyment and comfort throughout her life. Her pure love of teaching and molding of young minds and spirits knew no bounds or limits and she was rewarded countless times over by the bright smiles and effervescence that only a child can truly provide. In March, 1966 she married Roger F. Ames of Middle-burgh, beginning a joyous, wonderful life that took them to many locations together including military stops in Alabama, New Mexico, and New Jersey, and career residences in Rochester, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Argentina, and Peru and finally to Newport, Vermont and Delmar where they spent their last months together. Gail is survived by her husband of 47 years; a daughter, Jennifer Bailey, and her husband Russell and their children Michael, Katie, and Maggie, of Delmar; a son, Edward Ames, and his wife Helen and their daughter Sasha of New York City; and another son, Christopher Ames, and his wife Darcy and their children Jackson, Harrison, and Grant of Fort Myers, Florida. She is also survived by a sister, Joan Kelly and her husband, Timothy of East Freedom, Pennsylvania and their sons, Matthew Kelly of Medford, Massachusetts and Jeffrey Kelly, of Sherman, Texas. Gail was loved and adored by her husband, children, grandchildren, and other family members. She was also loved by her many wonderful friends at the First United Methodist Church of Delmar. She was a constant source of unconditional love, devotion to family, and a warm, kind smile for everyone she met. She had that magnificently simple, yet consummately complex ability to see only the good things in family members and endearing friends. Criticism of anyone and the utterance of any unkind words just did not exist in her social demeanor and conduct. Her enduring, never give-up love for and commitment to her family, the absolute joy she received from her friends, and the uncommon kindness she always gave to others were the only constants in her life that she placed above her other great loves - The Boston Red Sox, Duke University Basketball, and any spot on the planet where one could quietly enjoy the magnificent splendor of the oceans. Calling hours will be held at Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at The First United Methodist Church, 428 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in Gail's name be made to the Jimmy Fund. Donations can be made by mail to The Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445
, age 88, of Shelton, passed away April 29, 2013 at Shelton Lakes. Mrs. Murphy was born in Newport, VT to the late George and Helen Hunter. She retired from Century 21 as the office manager of the Miller Agency in Shelton. She was a member of the Brownson Country Club. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur Murphy. Survivors include her children Karen (Domenic) Schefiliti of Shelton, CT Timothy (Karen) Murphy of Shelton, CT, Patricia (James) Moore of Reno, NY, Daniel (Karin) Murphy of Alpharetta, GA, Michael (Theresa) Murphy of North Miami, FL; her sisters Vernabelle Welsh of Burdett, VT, Marie Sloan of Coventry VT, and Genevieve Hoyt of (insert town) NM; fifteen grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Services were private. Arrangements in care of the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home 399 White Plains Rd. Trumbull, CT.
, Passed away at the CSSS Memphremagog, on April 26th 2013, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Gérard Doherty of Stanstead. She leaves to mourn her children: Gloriann Stevens of Newport VT, Larry (Ghislaine) from Stanstead, Guy of Newport VT and Jerry (Cindy) from Stanstead; her grandchildren: Donna (Joseph) of Elmira NY, Erika (Brian) of Atkinson NH, Nicholas (Sasha) from Stanstead, Casey of Stanstead and Travis from Newport VT; her great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Joey, Reid; her sister: Joyce (Luc Martel); her sisters-in-law, Beatrice (late Pat Nadeau), Geraldine (late Gordon Harrison) and Rita (late Georges Bellavance) and along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her brothers Wilfrid and Richard and her sister Catherine (late Hurbert Goodwin), and her sister-in-law Thérèse (Maurice Demers). Funeral service and interment at Crystal Lake Cemetery will be held at a later date.
of Passumpsic died April 24, 2013, at the age of 22. He was born March 17, 1991, in St. Johnsbury, the son of Rita Florio and Eric Marcy. He is survived by his mother Rita Florio; his brother Jacob Olcott, sister Alisha Johnson; father Eric J. Marcy Sr., brother Eric J. Marcy Jr., adopted parent Jessica Florio and family; maternal grandmother Catherine Merchant; paternal grandmother Fayette Deth; parental great-grandmother Marjorie Marcy; aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. A special thanks goes to Allan Birch Jr., Melody Nunn, and Sandy Quimby, and to all the fireman, state police, N.H. Fish and Game, and Red Cross people who were there for us. A celebration of Zachary's life will be held at a later date. Contributions could be made in Zachary's memory to the 'Zachary Florio Memorial Fund' set up by Paula O'Neal, c/o Union Bank, PO Box 219, St. Johnsbury VT 05819.
, 92, passed away on May 16, 2013, at the Respite House in Williston, Vt., surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Nov. 25, 1920, in St. Malo, Quebec, the son of the late Matthias Routhier and Exilda (Madore) Routhier. He was predeceased by his first wife, Arlene (Ste. Marie) Routhier, in 1967. In 1969, he married Georgette (Theberge) Routhier. Mr. Routhier was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, who served in the 34th Division of the 995 Field Artillery in the European-African-Middle East Campaign from 1941-45. He received the Bronze Star, European-African-Middle East Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and American Service Medal. He was also a lifetime member of the Elks. Armand retired in 1983 from the Vermont State Highway Department, which he faithfully served for 36 years in District 9, Newport. He lived in Westfield for several years. In addition to Georgette, his wife of 44 years, he is survived by his daughter, Frances A. Routhier, of Williston; and his son, Monsignor Peter A. Routhier, of Burlington; his wife Georgette's four children: Joanne Moeykens, of Newport, Robert and Claudette Ste. Marie, of Waterbury Center, Carol and Paul Comtois, of West Charleston, Lisa Ste. Marie, of Cleveland, Tenn.; as well as nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by one sister, Jeanne Gonyea, of Webster, Mass., and three sisters-in law: Jeannine Choquette, Monique Theberge and Anna Routhier. Armand was predeceased by his brothers, Theodore, Urbain and Felicien, and his sisters Mary Fassette and Theresa Paquet. Armand was, first and foremost, a loving and supportive husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He delighted in teasing one and all. He took pride in gardening, his train collections, puzzles and winning at cards. He was always grateful for any kindness and care shown to him, whatever the occasion. His unwavering faith and love will be the family's inheritance. The family will always be grateful for the care provided by Dr. Mary Dill, Dr. Mark Plante, VNA, and the Respite House during his extended illness. Calling hours will be Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. (prayers will be offered at 3 and 8 p.m.) at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home in Burlington at 85 N. Winooski Ave. The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral on Allen Street in Burlington on Monday, May 20, at 11 a.m. Burial will take place on Tuesday, May 21, at 11 a.m. at St. Ignatius Cemetery in Lowell, Vt. Armand had requested that any donations be made to the Restoration Fund of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral Steeple.
Corriveau, Sister Gratia L., FCSCJ (S. St-Hervé)
, a Daughter of the Charity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, passed away after a long illness on May 23, 2013 at the Mount Sacred Heart Provincial House Infirmary, Littleton, New Hampshire.For the full obituary see Friday's Express.
- NEWPORT - Suzan Louise Springthorpe, much loved daughter, sister, friend and nurse, born on Aug. 7, 1958, passed away in Newport on May 29, 2013. She was predeceased by her mother, Myrna Springthorpe. Suzan is survived by her father, William Springthorpe of Hemmingford, Quebec; sister, Beth (Roger) of North Carolina; brothers, William (TJ) of Vergennes, and James (Cheryl) of Berwick, Ontario; and nieces and a nephew. Per the wishes of the family, no services will be held.
- VENICE, Fla. - William "Bill" Towle, D.M.D., 89, of Venice, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. He was born in Richford, Vt., on June 21, 1923, the son of William Clare and Ruth (Haughey) Towle. Dr. Towle was a 1941 graduate of Richford High School. He entered the U.S. Army Air Corps (330th Bomb Unit) in July 1941, and served in the United States, North Africa and Italy during World War II, before leaving active duty in July 1945. He later served in the U.S. Army Dental Corps Reserve from 1952-1957. After leaving active service in 1945, Dr. Towle attended the University of Vermont and then attended and graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Mass., in 1952. He served in the Vermont National Guard, 43rd Division in 1948, while at UVM. He was a life member of the Vermont State Dental Society and the American Dental Association, and for many years he was an active member of the Richford Lions Club and American Legion Post No. 12 (Richford) and No. 113 (Rotonda.) He married Anne Carpenter of Newport on Sept. 1, 1952, and practiced general dentistry in Richford for 35 years. He also volunteered at the North Country Hospital in Newport, and Englewood Hospital in Englewood, Fla.. Dr. Towle is survived by his wife, Anne; three children, daughter, Mary Katherine "Kathy" Towle of Atlanta, Ga.; son, Michael (Holley) Towle and grandson, Andrew Towle, of Hendersonville, Tenn.; and daughter, Elizabeth Anne "Betsy" (Jay) Brightman and grandchildren, Andy Brightman, Samantha Brightman and Emma Brightman, of North Wales, Pa.; two sisters, Betty Ohno of Saugerties N.Y., and Susan Duncan of Burlington; brother-in-law, William Carpenter of Burlington; and numerous nieces and nephews. Dr. Towle was predeceased by a son, Andrew Towle in March 1975. Dr. Towle loved Vermont and all of the wonderful things offered there, most specifically skiing (Jay Peak and Mont Sutton, Quebec), golf (Richford, Newport and Rotonda Country Clubs), and the family's camp on Lake Memphremagog in Newport. He also was a devoted Boston Red Sox fan. He was a beloved patriarch, and fixture in Richford and Newport during the many years he practiced dentistry and summered at Lake Memphremagog. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Grove City, Fla. Burial will be held in Vermont at a later date. Farley Funeral Home in Venice, Fla., is handling the arrangements. To send condolences visit www.farleyfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Dr. Towle to Autism Speaks, 216 Haddon Ave., Suite 403, Westmont, NJ 08108; or to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 010610515.
- Father: George Hallam Slater (-1951), Mother: Jessie Francis Hansford (1906-1993). Born September 29, 1934, in Newport, Vermont. Died June 12, 2013. Bruce enlisted in the U. S. Air Force immediately after graduating from high school in 1952. He was a radar aircraft control and warning operator, stationed in French Morocco, North Africa, and later at the U. S. Naval Air Station in Brunswick, Maine. After serving four years in the air force, he was hired by the Civil Aeronautics Administration, forerunner to the Federal Aviation Administration, as an air traffic controller. He served in this capacity from 1956 until 1969, when he transferred to the F.A.A.'s headquarters in Washington, D.C. There Bruce became the Operations Officer in the Crisis Management Center, an office of the F.A.A. Administrator which deals with aircraft highackings, terrorist activities, and similar activities. He served in this capacity until his retirement on December 16, 1989. Spouse: Irene Florence Sheltra of Newport, Vermont, Married July 10, 1959. After their move to the Washington, D. C. area, Irene became a realtor in northern Virginia. She was an active, life member of the Fairfax Hospital Auxiliary. Both Irene and Bruce enjoyed traveling and camping, making good use of their motor home and travel trailers. Child: Michael Bruce Slater (1967-)
, 90, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at The Morrison in Whitefield. He was born April 23, 1923, in Hartford, Conn., the son of Calvin and Jessie (White) Pratt. He graduated from Montpelier (Vt.) High School. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1942 to 1946. He received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Vermont in 1951 and his master's degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1953. He worked for the Vermont Department of Agriculture from 1953 to 1962, then taught school in Cabot and Newport, Vt. In 1969, he became the Coos County Agricultural Extension Agent. Following his retirement, he served in the N.H. House of Representatives from 1991 to 2005. He is survived by his wife, Sally (Burgess) Pratt; and his sons, Randall of Portsmouth, and Bruce and his wife, Ashley, and grandson Alex and granddaughter Tori, all of Bedford. SERVICES: There will be a celebration of his life at 11 a.m. Friday, June 28, at the Lancaster Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Morrison Staff Education Fund, 6 Terrace St., Whitefield, NH 03598.
BURLINGTON - Lorraine Rita (Palardy) Economou went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in Burlington. She was born in Newport on July 17, 1929, the daughter of E. Antonio Palardy and Vivian (Beauregard) Palardy. She married Nicholas Economou on Jan. 3, 1953, who predeceased her on May 9, 1980. She attended Newport schools, after which she moved to Burlington to make her home. She had a real gift in the area of fashion and worked in a number of stores in the Burlington area, including Magrams, until she and her husband moved to Huntington in the mid '60s. Lorraine loved the outdoors and gardening. She had many beautiful flowers that she grew, but she also enjoyed the many varieties of wild flowers that grew around their home. Wildlife was plentiful and seeing the deer especially brought her joy. Her family has many fond memories of visiting "Aunt Lorraine and Uncle Nick." A quiet and relaxing place, many a friend enjoyed a good cup of coffee and conversation. Lorraine's love for the Lord sustained her during her difficult times. She is survived by her sisters, Jacqueline Palardy and her husband, Art Bloete, of Maine, and Yolande Young and her husband, Neil, of Derby; brother, Hubert (Andre) Palardy of Newport; nieces and nephews, Christine and Brig Judy of Saskatchewan, Mason and Annemarie Young of New York, Tammy and Michael Perry of New York, Douglas and Lisa Young of Essex Junction, Bonnie and Brad Shattuck of Derby, James and Donna Young of Newport, Kate Provencher and husband, Greg Georgio, of New York, William and Joanie Provencher, Wisconsin, Thomas Provencher of New York, Mike and Lina Provencher of California, Mary Beth Provencher of France, John Provencher of New York, Argie and Peggy Economou, George and Christine Alvanos, Christine Andreson, Dean and Martha Economou, and Maryanne and Dean Metropoulos. The family would like to thank Alan Sousie, RN, for his friendship, devotion, spiritual uplifting and loving care for Lorraine; to the staff at Ethan Allen Residence, TLC Nursing Association and Bayada Hospice nurse, Terese Giles, for all her efforts to make Lorraine as comfortable as possible. Services will be held at the North Avenue Alliance Church on Monday, June 24, 2013, at 1 p.m., with burial to follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Huntington. Arrangements are in care of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the TLC Nursing Association in So. Burlington or Bayada Hospice in So. Burlington.
82, entered her heavenly home peacefully with her family at her side on July 8, 2013 in Scarborough, ME. Shirley was born April 26, 1931 in Newport, VT to Dewey and Doris (Woodbury) Farrand. She attended schools in Newport, Barton, Glover, and Morrisville, VT. Shirley and Darrell Dezotell were married in August of 1951. Together they had two children, Diana Day of Portland, ME and Rev. Steven Dezotell of Haysville, KS. Shirley worked for 34 years at Orleans County Hospital and North Country Hospital. She started as a maid, then took the state course to become a CNA. After her children were grown and married, she went back to school to earn her LPN degree from Fanny Allen School of Nursing. She was a faithful member of the Newport Church of the Nazarene for over 40 years, serving on many boards and committees as well as a Sunday School Teacher. She was an avid crafter, crocheting many afghans for friends and family and completing beautiful needlepoints. She also decorated many cakes for special occasions. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Darrell Dezotell and two grandsons, Doug & Chad Dezotell. She is survived by her daughter, Diana (Rev.Paul) Day and by her son, Rev. Steven (Rhonda) Dezotell, as well as 5 grandchildren, Gary Dezotell, Brian (Kristi) Dezotell, Catherine (Michael) Day-Hirsch, Meredith (Matthew) Miller, and Allyson Day and one great-grandchild, Sage Dezotell. She is also survived by a brother Thomas (Ann) Farrand, and two sisters, Helen Leno and Joyce Farrand and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Monday July 15th at 11:00 at the Newport Church of the Nazarene, 115 Elm Street, with the Rev. Paul Prince officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Shirley’s memory to the Newport Church of the Nazarene, 115 Elm Street, Newport, VT 05855. Friends may call at the Church on Monday July 15, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of the funeral .
, a Vermonter and a retired businessman, died on July 7, 2013.For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.
ENOSBURG FALLS – Mr. Richard “Dick” J. Roberge
, a Vermonter and a retired businessman, died on July 7, 2013. Mr. Roberge leaves his wife of many years, Claire, his two daughters Sharon Larose of Enosburg Falls and Judy Roberge of Stowe, as well as two grandsons Dylon Larose of Burlington, and Dakota Larose and companion, Agatha Delisle of Richford. He was blessed with two great grandchildren Dominic and Taylor of Richford. Mr. Roberge was active in civic affairs for many years and also belonged to several local organizations. A time of visitation will be held at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls on Wednesday July 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Family and Friends are invited to gather following the visiting hours from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for light refreshments at the American Legion Hall, 108 Depot, St., Enosburg Falls. There will be no formal funeral service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Roberge’s memory may be made to the Enosburg Ambulance Service, 83 Simpsonville Road, Enosburg falls, VT 05450 or to the Northwestern Medical Center Palliative Care Program, 133 Fairfield St., St. Albans, VT 05478.
, 66, of West Burke, Vermont, formerly of Auburn, MA died peacefully in his home on Sunday, July 7, 2013. He was born in Worcester, MA on January 29, 1947 to the late Walter J. Powers and Mary G. (Benoit) Barriere. He lived in Auburn where he attended Auburn High School before deploying for Vietnam serving his country proudly with the United States Army. He had worked for more than 20 years as a Machinist for Thermo Electron in Auburn before retiring and moving to Vermont. James is survived by his devoted wife, Peggy A. (Hummel) Powers; three cherished daughters, Pamela M. D’Alio and husband, Michael of Oxford, Patricia M. Groat and husband, Bryson of Palm Desert, CA and Paula M. Borci of North Oxford; a loving sister, Deborah A. Orsi and husband, David of Auburn; two brothers, Richard R. Powers of Auburn and Frederick T. Powers and wife, Rona of Douglas. He was the deeply loved Papa of Courtney and Michael D’Alio, Anthony and Dani Borci and Brianna Groat. James was also survived by Marie “Nana” Carney; an uncle, aunts and several nieces and nephews. James enjoyed being outdoors, loved hunting and fishing and spending time with his family. He was an avid collector of Historical Memorabilia. He was a member and past Post Commander of the Chester P. Tuttle American Legion Post in Auburn, a member of the American Legion Post in Island Pond Vermont and a member of the Auburn Elks. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with James’ family on Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 4-7 PM in the Britton-Wallace Funeral Home, 91 Central Street, Auburn. His funeral will be from the funeral home on Friday, July 12, 2013 with a funeral Mass at 10 AM in Saint Joseph’s Church, 189 Oxford Street, Auburn. Burial with military honors will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Auburn. Donations in his memory can be made to Veterans Inc., 69 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605.
, 93, who lived on the Barre-Montpelier Road in Berlin for 54 years, died on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center, where he had been staying for the past several weeks. He was born in Giovinazzo, a port city on the Adriatic coast in southern Italy, on July 22, 1920. He attended school until eighth grade and then received training to be a granite sculptor. In 1937, he immigrated to the United States, where he learned how to speak English, and eventually settled in Barre to work as a granite sculptor and carver. He sent part of his earnings to his mother back in Italy, to help support the family that remained there. On Jan. 21, 1943, during World War II, still an Italian citizen, he volunteered to join the U.S. Army. A photograph at the Montpelier Historical Society shows him with a group of other enlistees in the front of the Washington County Court House, ready to depart for war. He was stationed in Iceland as a translator. During the war, Army officials realized he wasn't a U.S. citizen and ordered him to become one because the U.S. was at war with Italy. He was honorably discharged Jan. 5, 1946. In 1952, he married Angela Piscitelli, who was also born in Giovinazzo, at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York City. She predeceased him in 1993. As a self-employed sculptor, he was commissioned to carve monuments, which are located in parks and cemeteries across America. One commission was for a large granite sculpture to be located at P Street, between 22nd Street and 23rd Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., near Dupont Circle. It was dedicated to the liberation, freedom and independence of all citizens of captive nations and stands alongside the bronze statue of Taras Shevchenko. Both are owned by the U.S. Park Service and cataloged by the Smithsonian Institution. The monument was authorized by the 86th Congress on Aug. 31, 1960, and unveiled by former President Dwight D. Eisenhower on June 27, 1964, with sculptor Illuzzi in attendance. Another monument he created commemorates the role of U.S. soldiers in Vietnam. Located at the East Hills Kiwanis Memorial Park in Richland Township near Johnstown, Pa., the granite statue of a U.S. soldier holding a Vietnamese child was dedicated in June 1974. In May 2007, vandals broke off the statue's head and stole it. Described as "priceless" by one community leader, it is also cataloged by the Smithsonian. Illuzzi offered advice on how to repair the damage, but by 2007 he was personally too old to repair it. After retiring as a sculptor, he returned to his trade one last time when he volunteered to carve a book of learning for the lobby of the Barre City Elementary School. He was a member of the Barre Historical Society and an early supporter of the restoration of the Old Labor Hall in Barre, and he supported creation of the Barre Granite Museum at the Jones Brothers granite shed, where he carved many monuments, including the one in Washington. The shed needed roof and foundation work to preserve it for future generations. He was a member of the Montpelier Gun Club, American Legion Post 10, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 790 and Moose Barre Lodge 1391, among other organizations. Although self-employed, he joined the Granite Cutters Association as an associate member to support the collective bargaining rights of granite workers. He is survived by three sons, Vincent, of Derby, and his wife, Eileen, and their son, Vincent, Frank, of Brattleboro, and Joseph, of Berlin, who lived with and took care of him for the past 10 years; and a sister, Giovanni, of Bitonto, Italy, who survives him. He was predeceased by four brothers and one sister. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 3, at 2 p.m. at St. Monica Church in Barre. Burial will be at Berlin Corner Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday, Aug. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Guare & Sons Funeral Home, 30 School St., Montpelier.
, age 62, of Lithopolis, OH, died July 14, 2013 at her residence with her family by her side. She was born on June 17, 1951 to the late Frank and Katherine Hill in New Port, VT. Deborah graduated from North Union Country High School in New Port, VT. She attended two years at Columbus State for nursing. Deborah proudly served in the United States Air Force. She worked 22 years at Nationwide Children's Hospital as a Health Information Management Specialist. Deborah was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who will be dearly missed. Survivors include her loving husband of 33 years, Charles Finks; five children, Chuck Finks, Katie Finks, Sharyl Holcomb, Misty Thomas and Lora (Gino) Babusci; nine grandchildren; two brothers, John (Liz) Hill and David (Jackie) Hill; and several nieces and nephews.
- ESSEX - Lauri Ann Littlefield, 53, died unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, following a heart attack. Lauri was born on Aug. 26, 1960, in Burlington. She had worked for the Lawrence Barnes School in Burlington for 16 years, before becoming a home provider for developmentally disabled children and adults. On July 10, 1993, she married her soul mate and best friend, Cilla Letourneau, in St. James Episcopal Church in South Burlington. They built a wonderful life together traveling, working with kids and adults in need. They not only built a life together, they enriched the lives of many. Lauri made their homestead a place to gather and safe haven for all who entered. There was always extra food at mealtime for those who needed a meal or just a warm welcome. Lauri gave life to everyone who crossed her path. Lauri had many interests, she loved to shop, girl weekends, and enjoyed crafting, gardening, decorating and remodeling. She also enjoyed traveling and mentoring kids, but most especially, spending time with her families. She loved to organize everyone, and she made her home welcoming to all who passed by. Lauri's circle of family was very diverse and she loved each and every one. She is survived by her spouse and soul mate of 23 years, Cilla Letourneau of Essex; children, Shaun Littlefield and friend, Arianna, of Essex; Kevin Fournier and Brittney and baby, Easton, of Essex; Sabrina Pretty and husband, Tony, and their children, Alyssa, Chasity, Conner and Carly, of St. Albans; Andrew Fournier and Morgan Mitchell of Fairfax; and Robert Barbour and Chelse Smith and daughter, Bryleigh, of Essex; parents, Charles and Nancy (Beaupre) Littlefield; grandmother, Loretta Beaupre; siblings, Cindy Latuch and husband, Brian, all of Milton; Kathleen MacKrell and husband, William, and children, of Virginia; Scott Littlefield of Cambridge, and children; stepsisters, Cheri Simmons and family; and Cary and Ricky Rubio, and children, of California; mother-in-law, Dolorese Letourneau of Holland, Vt.; brother-in-law, Bert and Sue Letourneau and children, of Holland, Vt.; brother-in-law, Yves and Ruth Letourneau, and Richard Dalley, of Newport; and several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and many special friends, especially, Roger and Lynn, Jim and Maryann Ellington, and Jimmie, Steve and Kendra Todd-W., and Louis Blake and Valerie Brooks. Lauri will be dearly missed by Lou Blake and Valerie Brooks, whom Lauri cared for, for many years; and by her special four-legged friends, Toby, Baxter, Zena, Boots, Bereallo and her darling ms. pretty. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the United Church of Milton. Burial will be in the Milton Village Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Minor Funeral and Cremation Center in Milton.
November 24, 1948 - May 14, 2013 It is with much sadness we would like to announce that Michael passed on May 14th as quietly as he lived. He is survived by his spouse, Jo-Ann Moufrage, his four children, Johnny, Merle, Paul, and Adelina, as well as his four siblings, Peter, Jay Alexander, Mary-Ellen, and Prudence. He joins his beloved parents, Merle and Margaret Saulters, in eternal peace. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Fisher House Program.
, 82, of Newport, VT passed away on October 27, 2013 in Newport surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 4, 1930 in Newport, VT to Roy and Marion Hart, Sr. She married Alfred Gleason who predeceased her on June 26, 2005. Hilda was an avid reader. She enjoyed camping and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her children: Marsha Descheneau and her husband Robert of West Charleston, VT, Linda Atherton and her husband Larry of Newport, VT, Sandra Deslandes and her husband Michael of Newport, VT, and Raymond Gleason and his wife Lise of Raymond, Maine. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Bobbi-Jo, Jason, Christopher, Tyleigh, Jennifer, and Michael, by her great grandchildren: Briannah, Brody, Chance, Jaden and Aiden. She is survived by her brother Roy Hart, Jr and his wife Jane of Maryland, by her sisters: Josephine Lantagne of Newport, VT, Rowena Doherty of Maine, Avis Collins of Morgan, VT, and Brenda Little of Newport, VT and by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters: Eleanor Blouin, and June Wells. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday November 2, 2013 at Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport, VT.
- WINDSOR - Eleanor H. Prevo, 88, a longtime resident of Windsor, passed away Sunday afternoon, Oct. 13, 2013, at the Davis Home in Windsor, surrounded by her family. She was born Sept. 10, 1925, in Orleans, the daughter of Guy and Blanche (Hardy) Hicks. She received her schooling in Newport, Vt., and Claremont, N.H. She married Clarence A. Prevo in Claremont on July 22, 1944. Mr. and Mrs. Prevo owned and operated Prevo's Radio and Appliance Store and Prevo's LP Gas Service in Windsor for 50 years. Eleanor was a longtime active member of the Old South Congregational Church in Windsor, a member of the Windsor Emblem Club, the Ascutney Chapter #1 Order of Eastern Star in Windsor, Chapter E, PEO in Claremont, and a longtime member of the Windsor John P. Larkin Country Club. She greatly enjoyed cooking, flower gardening, canning, and traveling throughout the United States with her husband. She especially was fond of spending time with her family at the family home in Windsor and at the family camp on Lake Sunapee. Her husband of 66 years, Clarence A. Prevo, passed away on Sept. 7, 2010. She was also predeceased by her parents; and one brother, Wendell Sessions. Survivors include one daughter, Lynda Tucker and fiance, Terry Radke, of Bedford, N.H.; two sons, David Prevo and wife, Kathy, of Windsor, and James Prevo and wife, Dianne, of Richmond; one sister, Pauline Peterson of Tucson, Ariz.; one brother, Elwin Hicks of Colonial Heights, Va.; seven grandchildren, Leanne, Lori, Greg, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Douglas and Timothy; 11 greatgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Old South Congregational Church in Windsor with the Rev. Connie Moser, Chaplain of Bayada Hospice, officiating. A reception for family and friends will follow in the church hall. A private committal service will be held at the convenience of her family Thursday morning in the Ascutney Cemetery in Windsor.
, formerly of Severna Park, MD and Morgan, VT, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Bonnie Gottermeyer (nee Herst) and their four children, Lynn Norman, Jeff Gottermeyer and wife Liz, Bob Gottermeyer and wife Sandy, Gary Gottermeyer and wife Renee. He was extremely proud of his five grandchildren, Dane, Kyle, and Troy Norman, and Joe and Lexi Gottermeyer. Bill was born at home in Lakewood, on Easter Sunday, April 4, 1926, the son of Caroline Knab Gottermeyer and Ernest Anthony Gottermeyer. He graduated from Lakewood High School in 1944 and Miami University of Ohio in 1948, having been in the Navy Air Corps Program for two of those years. Bill worked for General Electric for 40 years, from June, 1948 to June, 1988, holding positions in accounting, office and production management and finally in sales. He and Bonnie set up housekeeping in Lynnfield, MA and later were transferred to Oklahoma City, OK, Chagrin Falls, OH, and Severna Park, MD, where they resided for 23 years and raised the children. He enjoyed playing football, baseball, golf, tennis and bowling, and spent many years coaching Little League after work and on weekends. Upon retirement, he and Bonnie moved to Newport, VT, while building their new home on Lake Seymour in Morgan, where he threw himself into public service. He served for three years as treasurer of the Lake Seymour Association and worked with the Red Cross to establish a swim program at the beach. He began the annual Ice-Out raffle as a very successful fundraiser for the lake and also served as the Zoning Administrator in Morgan for six years. He worked to finalize a land trust securing the land on Rte. 111 which holds the Morgan sign and preserves the beautiful view. He also served on the Parish Council at St. Edwards Church for several years and was a member of the Cemetery Committee for Morgan. He served as treasurer for the Ames Road Association for 8 years. He was pre-deceased by two brothers, Thomas and Ernest, and a sister, Ruth. A Memorial Mass will be planned at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093 or Wounded Warriors, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
, 86, passed away on November 10, 2013, with her loving family by her side at her home in Newport, VT. Lucille was born in Barre, VT to John and Ruth Gonyer. Ever the trendsetter, Lucille moved to the city of Boston to experience the fabulous 1940’s. She later moved back to Barre, where she married her one true love, Soteros G. Maniatty, on February 23, 1952. Lucille was predeceased by her husband, Soteros, in 1974, and her daughter, Mary Jane Paquin in 1994. She is survived by her son George Maniatty, his wife Maureen, and his daughter, Kristin Wojuck; Mary Jane’s children, Rhonda Woodard, Scott Woodard, Stacey Sousa, Melissa Paquin Evans, Jennifer Marie Paquin, and Michael Latendress; her son John-O Maniatty, his wife Debby, and their children, Taramesha Tatro, Grace Maniatty, Anathea Draper, Becky Rodgers, Stephania Fregeau, and Jennifer Smith; her son Soteras G. Maniatty; her son Chris Maniatty and his daughters, Holly Maniatty, Lindsey Warner, and Shelby Maniatty; her daughter Loreen Cimalore and her sons, Joe Cimalore and Justin Cimalore; her daughter Lynette Maniatty and Lynette’s fiancée, Randy Wilson. Lucille had 31 great grandchildren, and counting. Lucille always considered her family to be her finest accomplishment in her life, and she cherished them all. Lucille was employed by Bates and Murray for many years. She then became the credit manager for Montgomery Ward. Before retiring, she worked for Mark Selan at Sel-Bar Weaving in Newport, VT. She was also a proud member of the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. In her free time, she enjoyed sewing, knitting, reading, and gardening. Her greatest passion was being a cheerleader and supporter of all her family’s sporting events and activities. Lucille’s wishes were that her life was to be celebrated in a private family gathering, which will be held on Saturday, November 16, at her home. In lieu of flowers, Lucille would appreciate donations to the Frontier Animal Society 4473 Barton Orleans Road, Orleans VT 05860 802-754-2228, as she adored all of her pets that she adopted from there. Her quiet, loving manner, and subtle wit will be greatly missed.
, 75, of Lowell, Vt., and formerly of Enfield, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at North Country Hospital in Newport, Vt. The beloved widower of the late Ann (Jarvis) Mulé, he was born on Jan. 31, 1938, in Enfield, a son of the late Charles and Vincenza (Provenzano) Mulé. Charles proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force, and worked for the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. His love of the woods brought him to Lowell, Vt., 13 years ago after his retirement. Prior to relocating, Charles was a lifelong resident of Enfield where he was a faithful communicant and Eucharistic minister at St. Bernard Church. He loved hockey and was a former coach with the Enfield Hockey Association. Charles spent many relaxing hours tending to his gardens, which were a great source of pride for him. He was a loving father, grandfather, and brother whose family was of utmost importance to him. Charles will be lovingly remembered by his children, Joseph C. Mulé, and his wife, Susan, of Enfield, John C. Mulé of Lovettsville, Va., Jeffrey C. Mulé, and his wife, Nancy, of Harpers Ferry, W.V., Kimberly A. Henshaw, and her husband, William, of East Longmeadow, Mass., and Kristine A. Randolph, and her husband, Joel, of Enfield; his cherished grandchildren, Michael Ryan Henshaw, Laura E. Nietupski, and her husband, Caleb, Kelly A. Henshaw, Jason C. Mulé, Amy K. Mulé, Brandon Mulé, and his wife, Maya, Zachary Mulé, Jeremy Mulé, Kendall Mulé, Kayla Randolph, and Joel Charles Randolph; his sister, Anne Caruso, and her husband, John, of Wethersfield; many nieces and nephews; and his loving companion Lorna Johnson of Newport, Vt. Family and friends may gather at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield, at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, for a procession to St. Bernard Church, 426 Hazard Ave., Enfield, where a Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Charles' life will be held at 10 a.m. followed by burial with military honors in St. Patrick's King Street Cemetery. His family will receive relatives and friends at Leete-Stevens from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. Charles' family asks that those wishing to honor his memory do so in the form of a donation to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 75817, Topeka, KS 66675.
- DERBY LINE / RICHFORD - Marie (Ray) Larose, 75, wife of Joseph "Remi" Larose, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Dec. 4, 2013. Marie was born Jan. 21, 1938, in West Newbury, Mass. She was the daughter of the late John and Althea (Burrill) Ray. Marie graduated from Haverhill High School, Haverhill, Mass., in 1955. Marie met Remi, a sailor in the Navy, and their first date was on May 10, 1960. They were married on Aug. 30, 1960, at the Saint James Church in Haverhill, Mass., with a honeymoon in Richford. Marie and Remi traveled around the world while Remi was in the Army. They lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Okinawa, and Germany. Upon Remi's retirement, they established their home in Richford, where they lived until relocating to their current home in Derby Line. Marie had numerous jobs throughout her life, and retired from government service as an Immigration Inspector in 2003. Marie's passion and joy was her family. She is survived by her husband, Remi; son, Joseph Larose and wife, Lisa, of St. Albans, and their children, Lisbeth, John, Noah and Kambree; daughter, Nicole Corbett and husband, Brett, of Derby, and their daughter, Meghan; sister, Beverly Leveille of Haverhill, Mass.; brother, John Ray and wife, Sharon, of Rochester, N.H.; sisters-in-law, Anita Mayhew of Richford, Irene Larose of St. Albans, Rita Larose of Richford, and Brenda Ray of Amesbury, Mass.; brother-in-law, Henry Larose and wife, Velma, of Leominster, Mass.; brother-in-law, Rosaire Larose and wife, Sharon, of Enosburg; and many, many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Patricia and Phyllis; brother, Richard; and brothers-in-law, Alfred Leveille, Arthur, Albert and Ernest Larose. While Marie loved being a wife and mother, her favorite role was Grammy. She was always front row and center for any performance or sporting event for any of her children or grandchildren. With a camera in her hand, Grammy always recorded all of these special moments and made notes on the back of each picture. Her family will cherish the memories she documented for them. A time of visitation will be held at Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls, on Friday evening, Dec. 6, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg. Family and friends are invited to gather on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of the funeral. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in All Saints Cemetery in Richford.
, 84, of Lititz, died peacefully on Saturday, November 30, 2013, at his residence. He was born April 29, 1929 in Evanston IL, the son of the late Ernest and Dorothy (Baine) Thiel. He lived in La Grange Park IL for most of his school years. After graduating with a B.S. in Business Administration from Northwestern University in 1951, Bob served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War for 2 years from 1952 to 1954. His first civilian job was with Quaker Oats Company, Chicago IL as a management production trainee at their St. Joseph MO plant starting in May 1954. Bob met Joan Marie Maiers of La Grange IL on Labor Day 1948, at St. Francis Xavier Church picnic prior to her junior year at Nazareth Academy. They were married on Oct. 16, 1954, 6 months after Bob’s Korean War tour ended. Bob and Joan lived in 11 locations including St. Joseph, Chicago, Minneapolis, Nashville TN, Cedar Rapids and Clinton IA and in Newport, VT. The family came to Lititz in May 1977. He was plant manager at the Continental Grain Company-Wayne Feeds in Lancaster from 1977 thru 1995. After 42 years, Bob retired from the grain milling business. Joan and Bob loved driving anywhere. They visited relatives and friends throughout the far West and Midwest, with many trips back to Newport and all the rest of the New England states. It did not take much of a hint for them to hit the road. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Lititz and enjoyed the activities and fellowship of the Silver Liners, the seniors’ club. Bob also belonged to the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. For 6 years he and Joan volunteered weekly delivering Meals on Wheels. Bob was Joan’s faithful daily caregiver for 10 years before she passed away on February 19, 2012. They then shared 57 years of marriage. Bob missed Joan every day but now they are together again. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. The closeness of his family brought him great joy. When his sons were young, Bob encouraged them in their scouting and sports activities and in their studies. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. In October 2004, he and Joan celebrated their 50th anniversary with their family. He is survived by 4 sons: John of Lititz, Peter and his wife Jill O’Brien of Peaks Island ME, Brian and his wife Joanne Schwab of Missouri City TX and Gordon and his wife Jennifer Guyette of Cherry Hill NJ; 3 grandchildren: Caitlin, Robert and Henry; 5 sisters: Catherine Quigg of Barrington IL, Dorothy Lafeber of Hendersonville NC, Barbara Keoughan of Skillman NJ, Patricia Brennan of Lake Forest IL and Virginia Thiel of Hendersonville NC and a brother Ernest Thiel Jr. of Salida CO. Besides his wife Joan, he was also predeceased by his parents and by his daughter Jeanne. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 11 AM at St. James Catholic Church 505 Woodcrest Avenue Lititz, PA with The Rev. James O’Blaney C.Ss.R., as Celebrant. Viewing will be from 6-8 PM on Tuesday at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 3110 Lititz Pike and again at the church on Wednesday from 10-11 AM. Interment will be in Longenecker Cemetery, Warwick Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster PA
, died at her home in Leander, Texas, on Monday, December 16, 2013. Mass of Christian burial was at her home parish, St. Thomas More Catholic Church, in Austin. Elizabeth was buried next to her husband Raymond at Waco Memorial Park on Saturday, December 21, 2013.
, Elizabeth was born born September 12, 1915, in San Marcos, Texas to Sally Duncan Word and Eugene Word. Her family moved from Austin to Waco when she was 4 years old. She attended Waco High School and Baylor University. She met her husband, Raymond Leavitt Curtice, in San Antonio while visiting her grandparents. He was a cadet at Randolph Field. They married in Waco on April 23, 1938. Following World War II, their only child, Peter Curtice was born. They went to Hawaii as the Korean Conflict began. Elizabeth served as the head of the Red Cross Volunteers helping wounded soldiers. Throughout their career in the Air Force, Elizabeth was active in the women's clubs and served in many leadership roles among volunteer organizations. Following their retirement, Elizabeth and Raymond enjoyed traveling, spending summers in northern California or Vermont and wintering in Arizona or Texas. For the last 20 years Elizabeth lived next to her son, Peter and her daughter-in-law, Claire Curtice, and their family. The oldest of three children, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her younger brother, Eugene Word Jr. She is survived by her younger sister, Francis Word Chenburg; Elizabeth has three grandchildren, Raymond Curtice and wife, Stephanie, of Woodway, Mary Elizabeth Coleman and husband, Christopher, of Arnold, Missouri and Susan Curtice of Grand Prairie; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and a nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Hill Country Community Ministries Clothes Closet in her name at P.O. Box 1064, Leander, TX 78646 or to Special Olympics Texas, 6801 Sanger Ave. Ste. 228A, Waco, TX 76710.
, 51, of Newport, beloved wife of Maurice Raboin, died peacefully with her family by her side after a long illness on December 23, 2013 in Newport. She was born on January 24, 1962 in Newport, a daughter of Rejean and Rita (Desrochers) LeBlanc. On October 9, 1982, she married Maurice Raboin who survives her. Aline was a comptroller for Mulkin Automotive, and later Northpoint, for over 30 years. Aline enjoyed camping with Maurice, the children, extended family, and friends for over 16 years at Barrewood Campground. Much to the delight of her family and coworkers, Aline enjoyed baking, especially desserts and buckeyes, and crafting. She was the captain of several Relay For Life teams. She is survived by her husband Maurice of Newport, her children: Matthew Raboin of Newport, and Alissa Raboin and her husband Ryan Heuser of Morrisville, her parents Rejean and Rita LeBlanc of Lowell, her twin brother Alain LeBlanc and his wife Laurie of Lowell, her sister Joanne Bathalon and her husband Robert of Westfield, father and mother-in-law Robert and Rita (Choquette) Raboin of Lowell, brothers-in-law: Dennis Raboin of Lowell, Michael Raboin and his wife Carla of Lowell, and sisters-in-law: Claire Waterman and her husband Mark of Rutland, and Joanne Cyr and her husband Mark of Richmond, as well as many nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 4-7 PM on Thursday December 26, 2013 at the Curtis-Brtich-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road, Newport. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Friday December 27, 2013 at the St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Newport. A spring interment will be held at the St. Ignatius Cemetery in Lowell. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Oncology Department at North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, VT 05855.
, 60, of Albany, VT passed away on December 23, 2013 at his home. He was born March 21, 1953 in Hardwick, VT. On March 1, 1975 he married Ethel Boulanger who survives him. He was predeceased by his Father Maynard Rowell and a brother Andy Dean Rowell. He graduated from North Country Union High School in 1971. On April 27, 1972 he entered the U.S.M.C. Infantry and served during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged on August 9, 1974. His hobbies included lifting weights, drinking his Budweiser and he was known as “The Ridgerunner.” In his earlier years he enjoyed the scenic view of back roads, hunting, fishing, weightlifting, Boxing, Karate, Chess, Wrestling and just stopping in to visit friends. He held a degree in Food and Nutrition, Swimming Instructor, Sharpshooter, and Small Arms Specialist (Military). Mitch Belonged to The American Legion of Vermont and also held a Degree as an Advocate for Disabled American Veterans. He loved to help anyone who needed help even if he could not afford to. He is survived by his wife Ethel Rowell of Albany, VT, by his children: Andy Rowell and wife Britta and two granddaughters Angel and Alyssa. Cory Rowell and his wife Desiree, grandson Caleb and granddaughter Natalie and by his siblings: Jimmy Rowell and his wife Sue , Sister Charlotte Cote, brother Alan Rowell , Harold Rowell and his wife Pam, Sister Rosie Moodie and her husband Armour, sister Vivian Jones and her husband Larry of Chadsworth, and sister Penny Herman and her husband Mike, by his foster Mom, Sadie Waters and numerous Brother and Sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, and great nephews and nieces and one great great nephew of Troy. All of whom he dearly loved. Mitch had too many to list as he rarely disliked anyone. For many later years he was very close and considered Pete McCoy of Brownington, VT., his best friend as he or his wife could always depend on him when needed. Mitch always considered his wife’s family as his own and dearly loved all his grandchildren. Friends may call from 6-7 P.M. on Monday December 30, 2013 at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road, Newport. Spring interment in Brownington Center Cemetery.
, 57, of Manchester, NH, died December 29, 2013, at Elliot Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Newport, VT on September 16, 1956 to Harold and Lucille (Godin) Duckless. He grew up in Newport Center, VT and lived in Manchester for most of his life. He graduated from North Country Union High School in Newport, VT in 1974 and from New Hampshire College, now Southern NH University, in 1978. Brian worked as the NH Territory Manager for Mohawk Industries for many years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge 2155 in Newport and the Friday night bowling league at Stadium 10 Pin in Manchester. He will always be a devoted son, brother, husband, father and “Papa”. He was an avid bowler who also enjoyed boating and playing poker. In his younger days, he was a drummer in a country Western band. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be remembered for his infectious smile and for being gentle, kind, loving and supportive. The family includes his wife of 35 years, Gail A. (Poulin) Duckless of Manchester; three children, Jeffrey Duckless and his wife, Kimberly, Jason Duckless and Jonathan Duckless all of Manchester; two grandchildren, Colin and Caleb Duckless; his parents of Newport Center, VT; a sister, Darlene Duckless of Newport, VT; his parents in law, Edward and Lovy Poulin of Manchester; a sister in law, Susan Champagne of Franklin; a brother in law, Kenneth Poulin of Manchester; nephews, Cody, J.J. and Scott and nieces, Amy and Beth; and a godchild, Emily. A funeral ceremony was held on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester, NH. In lieu of flowers, a college fund for Brian’s grandchildren has been established. Donations may be made to the Brian Duckless Donation Fund, c/o St. Mary's Bank, 48 Perimeter Rd., Manchester, NH 03103.